RKO has long been renowned for its cycle of musicals starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in the mid-to-late 1930s. Actors Katharine Hepburn and, later, Robert Mitchum had their first major successes at the studio. Cary Grant was a mainstay for years. The work of producer Val Lewton's low-budget horror unit and RKO's many ventures into the field now known as film noir have been acclaimed.
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Rogers was most famous for her partnership with Fred Astaire. Together, from 1933 to 1939, they made nine musical films at RKO and one at MGM. They revolutionized the Hollywood musical, introducing dance routines of unprecedented elegance and virtuosity, set to songs specially composed for them by the greatest popular song composers of the day.Fred Astaire (1986 archive footage), The 100 Greatest Musicals, Channel 4 television, 2003 Backwards in High Heels: The Ginger Musical Ginger Rogers biography from Reel Classics.Fred Astaire was born as Frederic Austerlitz, Jr. on the 10th May 1899, in Omaha, Nebraska USA, of Austrian-Jewish (father) and German-Jewish (mother) descent, and He was a dancer, singer, and actor, who was probably best recognized for performing in a number of musicals, alongside Ginger Rogers. He was named as the 5th Greatest Male Star of All time by the American Film Institute. His career.
The ultimate gentlemanly figure, Fred Astaire was the toast of the American onscreen dancing world. The Greatest Entertainer. Winning many awards and honors, Fred Astaire branded the top hat and tails as he continued to illuminate the big screen with the likes of Ginger Rogers, Debbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly, and Rita Hayworth. Fred Astaire.Read More
Ginger Rogers has been listed as a level-4 vital article in People. If you can improve it, please do. This article has been rated as C-Class. This article is of interest to the following WikiProjects: WikiProject Dance (Rated C-class, High-importance) This article is within the scope of WikiProject Dance, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of Dance and Dance-related topics on.Read More
Federico Fellini's film Ginger and Fred centers on two aging Italian impersonators of Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire. Rogers sued the production and the distributor when the film was released in the U.S. for misappropriation and infringement of her public personality. Her claims were dismissed, as according to the judgement, the film only obliquely related to Astaire and her.Read More
Ginger Rogers na Filmskoj bazi podataka TCM ((en)) Ginger Rogers na Internet Broadway Database ((en)) Fred Astaire (1986 archive footage), The 100 Greatest Musicals, Channel 4 television, 2003; Fred Astaire: Steps in Time, 1959, multiple reprints. Arlene Croce: The Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers Book, Galahad Books 1974, ISBN 0-88365-099-1.Read More
Roberta is a 1935 American musical film by RKO starring Irene Dunne, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, and Randolph Scott. It was an adaptation of a 1933 Broadway musical Roberta, which in turn was based on the novel Gowns by Roberta by Alice Duer Miller. It was a solid hit, showing a net profit of more than three-quarters of a million dollars.Read More
Ginger Rogers was born Virginia Katherine McMath in Independence, Missouri on July 16, 1911. Her mother, known as Lelee, went to Independence to have Ginger away from her husband. She had a baby earlier in their marriage and he allowed the doctor to use forceps and the baby died. She was kidnapped by her father several times until her mother took him to court. Ginger's mother left her child in.Read More
For the jazz style, see swing time. Swing Time is a 1936 American RKO musical comedy film set mainly in New York City, and starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. It features Helen Broderick, Victor Moore, Betty Furness, Eric Blore and Georges Metaxa, with music by Jerome Kern and lyrics by Dorothy Fields.Read More
Ginger Rogers, American dancer and actress who was best known as the partner of Fred Astaire in a series of movie musicals, including The Gay Divorcee (1934) and Top Hat (1935). She also won an Oscar for playing the title role in Kitty Foyle (1940) and later starred in Roxie Hart (1942).Read More
Ginger was now under contract to RKO, so she was rushed into the film three days into shooting and found herself playing opposite Fred Astaire. Rogers had met Astaire earlier when he had been.Read More
Shall We Dance featured Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, and Hoctor danced with Astaire. Hoctor missed at least two chances to star in major Hollywood movies with Fred Astaire. In 1935, Hollywood gossip queen Louella Parsons reported that Astaire and Rogers were splitting up and that Hoctor would take the role in Shall We Dance meant for Rogers, but Rogers decided to take the part after all.Read More